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by lakewoodhobo
19 Oct 2018 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 97
Views: 17902

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Someone call CVS and tell them how much they suck again. HEB understood what they had the opportunity to do here. I would have preferred a firework stand over the BS CVS built.


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by lakewoodhobo
19 Oct 2018 09:13
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 78
Views: 9258

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I'm glad they decided on a visitors center instead of another restaurant. Why cannibalize Savor and add to the already saturated market here? Stampede 66 just closed and there are more restaurants coming to 1900 Pearl and Park District.
by lakewoodhobo
19 Oct 2018 07:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Dallas' Bryan Tower joins 'amenities gone wild' trend to attract new downtown tenants
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -dog-parks
by lakewoodhobo
19 Oct 2018 07:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 97
Views: 17902

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

And this one:

Uptown Dallas' new Central Market store will anchor a high-rise mixed-use project
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... se-project
by lakewoodhobo
12 Oct 2018 21:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 401
Views: 74052

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

I don't know why this photo came out so terrible, but it was nice to see the height on this from Woodall Rodgers today.

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by lakewoodhobo
10 Oct 2018 23:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Oak Lawn history
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Oak Lawn history

This evening a state Historical Marker will be placed at Cedar Springs/Throckmorton in front of JR's bar remembering the background of the Oak Lawn neighborhood as it relates to being the center of gay and lesbian history and culture in Dallas. It is the first such marker ever placed in Texas. http...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Oct 2018 17:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 65
Views: 8620

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Cienda Partners Jumps the River https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2018/october/cienda-partners-jumps-the-river/ Cienda will be focusing on the northern 36 acres in the near-term, and has already enlisted the Office of James Burnett (of Klyde Warren Park and the upcoming deck park by the ...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Oct 2018 16:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 306
Views: 42390

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Tnexster wrote:Texas Bullet Train developer names new operating partner

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ating.html


I still get promotional emails from Renfe from the time I took HSR from Madrid to Barcelona. Nice to see them join Texas Central.
by lakewoodhobo
10 Oct 2018 12:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 306
Views: 42390

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Learned something new about this project this week. The project manager for London's Crossrail project will or rather is the project manager for this project. He started October 1st. I also like that they referenced King's Cross station in London as an example of what ours could look like. We may n...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Oct 2018 11:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Oak Lawn history
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Oak Lawn history

I've always wanted Gay Pride Celebration at Fair Park. Me too, but I have some mixed feelings about it: You could technically have a parade inside Fair Park, but it would be awkward and forced. Parades are meant to take place on streets, so this would take more of a festival format. I can imagine a...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Oct 2018 10:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Oak Lawn history
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Oak Lawn history

Great news, and really proud of having the first LGBT marker in Texas. Interesting timing though, because this week I started hearing rumors that a group wants to move the Pride celebration next year to June in Fair Park. The reasons and motivation are all over the place, but from what I'm understan...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Oct 2018 08:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 28256

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Was back visiting Dallas and went to the Cinepolis theater this past weekend. Went to the matinee so it was a bit cheaper ($13) than normal. It's a beautifully designed venue and I have no complaints about the theater itself. But there was hardly anyone there and there's still little foot traffic i...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Oct 2018 15:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 306
Views: 42390

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I'm betting there's a bit of an unspoken concern about the deck park connecting to St. Paul, where it would face the new entrance of The Bridge. I'm all about designing the park for the next 100 years and hoping we'll solve the homeless problem well before then, but I think this is the big elephant ...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Oct 2018 10:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Chalk Hill Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Chalk Hill Trail

Scott Griggs posted an update on this project. I believe it's a Dallas County initiative so it's been missing from the city trails discussion, but when completed it'll connect the Westmoreland DART station to the Canyon development in Oak Cliff through some very heavily wooded areas that look pretty...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Oct 2018 09:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 38141

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Eater Dallas is saying that Nusret Gökç (Salt Bae) was touring a space at 1900 Pearl for his Turkish steakhouse Nusr-Et. Apparently he has been spotted before at The Star in Frisco, so this is either a possible location or one of two. ‘Salt Bae’ Will Bring His Turkish Steakhouse Nusr-Et to Dallas’ A...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Oct 2018 19:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 306
Views: 42390

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Nice deck park. I was watching the City Hall video feed for part of the presentation and when they showed the deck park, Sandy Greyson asked if that was a realistic proposal or just a concept, and was told that this was "dreaming", i.e. just a vision for something that could happen. CM Gr...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Oct 2018 14:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 306
Views: 42390

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

City Hall received an update on HSR today that you can read here: https://dallascityhall.com/government/Council%20Meeting%20Documents/msis_3_high-speed-rail-update_combined_100818.pdf Most interesting to me is a request for a feasibility study into building a new multi-modal facility on the city-own...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Oct 2018 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 60
Views: 4481

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Today's presentation to City Council's mobility committee on HSR includes a slide about Texas Odyssey shooting for an August '19 ground breaking and December 31, 2021 opening date.

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by lakewoodhobo
05 Oct 2018 15:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 123
Views: 20240

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Road closures and other changes begin tomorrow Oct. 6 per an email from DowntownDallas Inc.

-Jackson St closed between Browder and Field
-Jackson St becomes two-way from Ervay to Browder
-Wood St becomes two-way from Ervay to Field
-Akard St becomes two-way from Wood to Young

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by lakewoodhobo
05 Oct 2018 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 372
Views: 63717

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Nora is moving from Lower Greenville to the Exxir Bishop Arts development. Middle Eastern and South Asian food is sorely lacking in Bishop Arts, so I think this will do well. Beloved Lower Greenville Eatery Nora Will Move to the Bishop Arts District https://dallas.eater.com/2018/10/2/17927612/nora-g...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Oct 2018 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 44
Views: 10280

Re: West Dallas Developments

This was posted on the Fort Worth Ave Twitter account and it's one that I'm not sure was public, and bonus points for the aspirational use of "wants to be built". BDA178-101 is a Board of Adjustment request for setback variances for a mixed-use development that wants to be built at Beckley...
by lakewoodhobo
04 Oct 2018 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Tyler Street Station
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Oak Cliff: Tyler Street Station

Haven't been to Tyler Station since the brewery opened, but I'm happy to see so many different businesses take up shop there. I know a lot of people that are still upset about Sylvan-Thirty ruining the view from the Belmont hotel, but I have a feeling that's what prompted Monte Anderson to sell it a...
by lakewoodhobo
04 Oct 2018 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Honestly not sure how Payless is doing as a company, but if they wanted to test an urban/technology concept store this would be a great place for it, next to whatever restaurant the owners are planning.
by lakewoodhobo
04 Oct 2018 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 37
Views: 1124

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

You know they got a deal on those plank-looking precast concrete panels and they're just dying to cover another block-size building in that.
by lakewoodhobo
03 Oct 2018 21:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Per the Steve Brown version of the story:

And the building owners are completing a restaurant that opens in January with a patio extending almost all the way to the sidewalk of Harwood Street.


I haven't seen anything under construction facing Harwood, but if true that's at least some good news.
by lakewoodhobo
03 Oct 2018 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 37
Views: 1124

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

I saw this yesterday and asked Philip Kingston about it, but never heard back. How did they get this permit without the 45-day review required by the Demolition Overlay?

Based on the little information in the story, it sounds like they want even more parking.
by lakewoodhobo
03 Oct 2018 11:36
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 30
Views: 1799

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

I love looking at this footage. I wonder if the downtown activity was concentrated mainly at EMC. I'd love to see what West End, Farmers Market, Pacific, and Ross Ave looked like. I did notice some of the same surface lots we have today (Main/Griffin, Commerce/Harwood, behind City Hall). While the ...
by lakewoodhobo
02 Oct 2018 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Single Family Homes by PSW- Lake Highlands across from DART Station
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Single Family Homes by PSW- Lake Highlands across from DART Station

Lake Highlands Town Center is tricky because on one hand, it was previously overbuilt with cheap apartments that were hurting the surrounding neighborhood. Then they were given a DART station and promised a new West Village that the market wouldn't support. I actually like the idea of small-lot sing...
by lakewoodhobo
02 Oct 2018 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 35
Views: 7586

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Cafe Express at Mockingbird Station closed unexpectedly, leaving just two Dallas locations: Lovers and McKinney Ave. This does not bode well for Cafe Express in Dallas. The sad thing is that the company is now based here. It was acquired recently by an oil and gas investor with zero experience in t...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Oct 2018 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 35
Views: 7586

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Cafe Express at Mockingbird Station closed unexpectedly, leaving just two Dallas locations: Lovers and McKinney Ave. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/10-01-18-cafe-express-mockingbird-station-closed I'd love to see Cafe Express take over the downtown Jason's Deli or open elsewhere ...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Oct 2018 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 95
Views: 9298

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Looks like Jackson St is getting a road diet from Pearl to Cesar Chavez, likely to provide better parking for National Anthem and PMA but with the added benefit of a cycle track and wider sidewalks. It'll become a one-lane westbound street with 20 angled parking spaces. Screen Shot 2018-10-01 at 3.0...
by lakewoodhobo
30 Sep 2018 15:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1132

Re: The Transition of Uptown

With kids being a growing demographic, I wonder how long it will take for a school to be placed in the Uptown/Downtown area? I think DISD was wise to keep City Park Elementary after it closed in 2012 with the intention of reopening it once the demographics change enough. And if it does, would that ...
by lakewoodhobo
29 Sep 2018 00:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 120
Views: 19936

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Up until today I had only seen the original building on this parcel, the Hotel Jefferson, in postcard drawings. So cool to see actual footage of the building in restored hi-def 35mm. https://flashbackdallas.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/dtc_jefferson-hotel_1970_smu.jpg https://flashbackdallas.com/2018...
by lakewoodhobo
28 Sep 2018 16:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 243
Views: 34053

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

https://candysdirt.com/2018/09/25/want-to-build-a-high-rise-on-mckinney-itll-cost-ya/ Apologies if this was posted elsewhere, but we may be losing the Fat Rabbit/PL8 + Nickel & Rye buildings + the historic home (built in 1900 according to DCAD) with Methodology Pilates soon. The owner is assembl...
by lakewoodhobo
28 Sep 2018 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64966

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

It looks like the same company owns the auto supply building adjacent to Baker's Ribs, so that may give them some room to work with if they demolish that one. Still, a bank with a drive-thru and giant parking lot is not what I'd like to see in front of the Case Building. Screen Shot 2018-09-28 at 11...
by lakewoodhobo
26 Sep 2018 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 123
Views: 20240

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Very true that it was an architectural fad, but once you see them both with the skating rink it's a little creepy.

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by lakewoodhobo
26 Sep 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 30
Views: 1799

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zn97VZ5j9Y&feature=youtu.be The quality of this footage form 1970 is pretty amazing. You can read more about it here: https://flashbackdallas.com/2018/09/26/a-drive-through-downtown-1970/ https://flashbackdallas.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/dtc_elm-capri-tower_smu...
by lakewoodhobo
25 Sep 2018 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 286
Views: 49566

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Oh Steve, if only you could pick up the phone and ask the press contact about that hotel. :roll:
by lakewoodhobo
25 Sep 2018 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 372
Views: 63717

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Not terribly surprised that Travis is on that list since it's probably the only one that can be replaced by a high-rise, and at least they're proposing to build a new Travis on Fitzhugh and Central. I have no idea how they came up with this plan and how close to final it is, but I know it'll make a ...
by lakewoodhobo
24 Sep 2018 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 372
Views: 63717

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Didn't realize this, but Reagan Elementary is on DISD's list of buildings to demolish, which you can find here: https://www.boarddocs.com/tx/disd/Board.nsf/files/B4UL74551D63/$file/R2%20%20PREFINAL%20LRMP%20Sept%202018%20Board%20Workshop.pdf That land should sell in no time to a developer wanting to...
by lakewoodhobo
24 Sep 2018 14:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 13546

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Twisted Trompo in the Metropolitan now open.
by lakewoodhobo
24 Sep 2018 10:27
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Trinity Strand Trail

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42160626_10155463369807447_2078767972310056960_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&oh=053a0ded8ee84f95537fcf6b8338f79e&oe=5C19FB86 Phase 2 is what they're saying will start construction next year, which I think is a deviation from original plans to connect it to ...
by lakewoodhobo
24 Sep 2018 10:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 115
Views: 17391

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

I always assumed that the turf they added to the Pacific side was a dog park, but I guess it's not. It doesn't seem to have a fence or anything around it, but no reason why they can't put one in. IMG_1440.jpg Last I checked LTV had two outdoor areas. Poolside on Elm and Pacific side was artificial t...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Sep 2018 13:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 46
Views: 4975

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Plus you add the Scottish Rite Hospital business and I was surprised Old Parkland hasn't figured out a way to add in a boutique hotel as well as part of their development. They have Omni HQ onsite after all. I'm also surprised TRT Holdings, which owns Gold's Gym as well as Omni, couldn't figure out...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Sep 2018 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24542

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

We're basically stuck with this project for the next 50 years, so at this point I hope that at least we get Target and Walmart to move here from their existing locations so those places can become the mixed-use development most of us want to see. Are we though? I am unclear if they have the needed ...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Sep 2018 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24542

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

We're basically stuck with this project for the next 50 years, so at this point I hope that at least we get Target and Walmart to move here from their existing locations so those places can become the mixed-use development most of us want to see.
by lakewoodhobo
20 Sep 2018 08:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 23447

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Someone driving the wrong way in a Jeep crashed into the Green Door Public House last night.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/traffic ... still-open
by lakewoodhobo
19 Sep 2018 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 123
Views: 20240

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Tomorrow is a somewhat important day for AT&T as it's when their brief is due on the DOJ's appeal of the merger with Time Warner. According to this story, they're proceeding with the acquisition for now: https://marketrealist.com/2018/09/att-isnt-distressed-about-the-dojs-appeal-of-time-warner-d...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Sep 2018 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 23447

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

"Amelia at Farmers Market" is progressing quickly and already doing a good job of framing the area with something to look at west of Harwood St. It complements the Harvest Lofts building really well. https://ameliaatfarmersmarket.com/ IMG_1391.jpg https://ameliaatfarmersmarket.com/assets/i...

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